A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness
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Author: Scarlett St Clair
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0991132394
Release: 2020-04-23
Editor: Hades & Persephone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As Persephone struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-and it's forbidden.

A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness
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Author: Scarlett St Clair
Pages: 370
ISBN: 1070723312
Release: 2019-06-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-and it's forbidden.

A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness
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Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1735771961
Release: 2021-04-30
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-and it's forbidden.

A Touch Of Ruin

A Touch Of Ruin
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Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Pages: 418
ISBN: 1735771929
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Persephone's relationship with Hades has gone public and the resulting media storm disrupts her normal life and threatens to expose her as the Goddess of Spring. Hades, God of the Dead, is burdened by a hellish past that everyone's eager to expose in an effort to warn Persephone away. Things only get worse when a horrible tragedy leaves Persephone's heart in ruin and Hades refusing to help. Desperate, she takes matters into her own hands, striking bargains with severe consequences. Faced with a side of Hades she never knew and crushing loss, Persephone wonders if she can truly become Hades' queen.

Touch of Darkness

Touch of Darkness
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Author: Christina Dodd
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781440638855
Release: 2007-08-07
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd comes the second book of Darkness Chosen, a seductive series about an ancient, dark evil that lives in the modern world... Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder battles darkness—the darkness without and the darkness within. He possesses the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey, and that gift has caused death and destruction. At last he is offered the chance to redeem himself and break the evil pact that has held his family in thrall for centuries. Only one woman stands in his way—Tasya Hunnicutt, a writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it’s been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...

A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness
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Author: Tina Moss,Yelena Casale
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0986251607
Release: 2015-02-25
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cassie dreams of the darkness. And lives the nightmare. When mystery man, Gabe, walks out of her dreams and into her life, she'll need his help to beat back the darkness-spawned creatures invading her reality. As a bond grows between them, Cassie's deepest fear rests not in the demons but surrendering her heart to a powerful man fallen from grace

Wicked Magic

Wicked Magic
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Author: Rebecca Hamilton,Candace Osmond
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1706775156
Release: 2019-11-08
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Every Wicked Born must accept whatever fate the Sorting Ceremony grants them... Being the Daughter of a Light High Priestess means Lydia Laveau has one fate: the life of a light witch. But when her ceremony choses her for the Dark Faction-something deemed impossible-her world crashes down around her. Soon, Lydia finds herself wrapped up in a clandestine whirlwind of blackmail, illegal magic, and betrayal. She has one goal: keep her head down, get through her five year pledge at the school for dark witches, and return to the human world she calls home. But when she meets Anson Abernathy, a drop dead gorgeous third year Wicked Born accused of murder, she finds herself drawn to him...and all the danger that comes with their attraction. Can Lydia survive her five-year pledge without unraveling centuries of tradition? Or will her own secrets unlock answers that threaten her very existence? Fans of DIVERGENT, HARRY POTTER, and A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES will devour this edgy paranormal academy series with a slow burn romance! Scroll up to one-click Wicked Magic, the first book in the Touch of Darkness series!

A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness
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Author: Yelena Casale,Tina Moss
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781502239969
Release: 2015-03-02
Editor: CityOwl+ORM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“An imaginative twist on the concept of angels and demons” from the USA Today bestselling authors of Embracing Darkness (Night Owl Reviews). Cassie Durrett dreams of the darkness. And lives the nightmare. She’s working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she . . . well, whenever. So when mystery man Gabe walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet when his predictions start to come true, she’ll need his help to beat back the darkness-spawned creatures invading her reality. Pretty soon Gabe has her running halfway across the country in search of answers. As a bond grows between them, Cassie worries not about losing her mind to the paranormal madness, nor her life to hellish monsters. Rather her deepest fear is surrendering her heart to a powerful man fallen from grace. “A new, unique urban fantasy world with vibrant settings, worldbuilding, true-to-life character personalities, and intense conflict and tension.”—Melinda S. Collins, contributor to Once Upon the Longest Night: An Anthology of Romantic Vampire Stories

Taste of Darkness

Taste of Darkness
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Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pages: 462
ISBN: 9781488099700
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dive into the compelling mystical world of the Healer series by New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder. She’s fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears? Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he’s gone forever. But there’s a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry’s healing powers are needed now more than ever. Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision… Originally published in 2014

There Will Come a Darkness

There Will Come a Darkness
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Author: Katy Rose Pool
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781250211767
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews! A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel! A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Tor.com Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year! "One of the most stunning debuts of the year." —Seventeen The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations—until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them—or all of them—could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness “A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer “Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes—messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

Rhapsodic

Rhapsodic
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Author: Laura Thalassa
Pages: 422
ISBN: 1541130855
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she's been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she's received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear. Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want ... at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects. But for one of his clients, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it's just a chaste kiss-a single bead's worth-and a promise for more. For the Bargainer, it's more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that's been awoken. If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he'll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness
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Author: Ethan Hawke
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385352383
Release: 2021
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes--an utterly transfixing book about art and love, fame and heartbreak from the acclaimed actor/writer/director. Hawke's first novel in nearly twenty years is a bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theater. A Bright Ray of Darkness showcases Ethan Hawke's gifts as a novelist as never before. Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whiskey and sex. What saves him is theater: in particular, the challenge of performing the role of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaff's of all time. Searing and raw, A Bright Ray of Darkness is a novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.

The Roar

The Roar
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Author: Emma Clayton
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781910002049
Release: 2014-09-04
Editor: Chicken House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Twins Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall, safe from the plague animals that live beyond. Or so they've been told. When one of them disappears, and the other is caught in a sinister game, they begin to discover that their world is built on lies ...

Scent of Darkness

Scent of Darkness
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Author: Christina Dodd
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781440634871
Release: 2007-07-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ann Smith loves her handsome, dynamic boss, Jasha Wilder, but her daring plan to seduce him goes awry when she encounters a powerful wolf who-before her horrified eyes-changes into the man she adores. She soon discovers she can't escape her destiny, for she is the woman fated to break the curse that binds his soul.

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness
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Author: Ashley Hope Pérez
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781467776783
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab ®

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A 2016 Michael L. Printz Honoree "This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?" New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive. Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

Dark Harmony

Dark Harmony
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Author: Laura Thalassa
Pages: 436
ISBN: 1793253439
Release: 2018-10-28
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There are worse things than death. Things that lurk in the shadows and slip into your dreams. Things that have no business existing. Things that once slept ... but have now awoken.For Callypso Lillis, the fae magic that now runs through her veins is equal parts curse and good fortune. For the very thing that bonds her to Desmond Flynn, the King of the Night, also makes her vulnerable to the Thief of Souls, a man who wants to break the world ... and Callie along with it. But it's not just the Thief whose shadow looms over the Otherworld. Des's father is back from the dead, and he wants revenge on the son who sent him to the grave in the first place. Des and Callie must figure out how to stop both men, and time is running out. Because there are forces at play working to tear the lovers apart once and for all ... and unfortunately for them, death is no longer the worst thing to fear.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
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Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Born of Darkness

Born of Darkness
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Author: Stephanie Hoffman McManus
Pages: 246
ISBN: 107598551X
Release: 2019-06-24
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The battle between light and dark is about to spill over into the city of New Orleans. Two sides search for a powerful weapon that could tip the balance.After the gods defeated the titans, it was prophesied that another war would come. One that could mean the end of not only Olympus, but the mortal world as well.Lana Cormier has never quite fit in her world. Found wandering the streets of New Orleans as a small child with no memories, her past is a mystery. Until one night she steps into the wrong alley and stumbles upon a world that belongs to myth and legend. One that may be the key to who she is and where she comes from.One thing is certain; the two strangers she encounters in that alley don't feel human. They radiate something dark, powerful, and terrifying. If what they claim is true, they're something else entirely. And so is she. Now, she's about to become a pawn in their war.Despite being taken captive, Lana can't deny there's an allure to Aiden's darkness that calls to something deep inside of her. When she learns the truth of both their pasts, will they be on opposite sides of a war?Will she choose to accept her destiny? Or write a new one; defying fate, prophecy, and every power the gods possess?

These Violent Delights

These Violent Delights
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Author: Chloe Gong
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781534457690
Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal. But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

A Dark and Hollow Star

A Dark and Hollow Star
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Author: Ashley Shuttleworth
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781534453692
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries to humans. Choose your player. The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family. A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge. A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne. The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret. For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world. Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way? Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.